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Obits > 1968 - Joseph J. Kepner

Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin

Sterling Gazette

September 21, 1968 

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TAMPICO – Joseph J. Kepner, 96, Tamico, passed away Friday noon at the Colonial Acres Rest Home, Sterling.


Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Tampico First United  Methodist Church, the Rev. Edgard Perez officiating, with burial in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.


Friends may call at the Schmitt Chapel after 2 p.m. today (Saturday). A memorial has been established for the Tampico First United Methodist Church.


Joseph Kepner was born May 10, 1872 in Donnelly Mills, Pa., the son of Robert and  Rebecca KEPNER. He was educated in the Pennsylvania  schools. He married Minnie SCHMIDT on Dec. 27, 1898 in Buda. He has lived around Tampico since 1915. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, served for manyyears on the Tampico High School Board and as president of Tampico Memorial Cemetery Association.


He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Leroy (Ethel) STEWART and Mrs. Wilson (Ferne) BERGE, both of Tampico; three sons, Byson and Selby, both at home; Homer of Walnut; 12 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded by his parents, wife in 1960, three sisters, three brothers, one daughter in infancy, one son Lloyd in 1938, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.


Sterling Gazette

September 25, 1968




TAMPICO – Funeral services were held for J. J. KEPNER at the United Methodist Church of Tampico on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Edgard Perez officiating, with burial in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.


Paul WETZELL and Richard PARSON served as ushers. Archie Yard, Jr. sang “Beyond the Sunset” and “In the Garden,” accompanied by Mrs. David HOOVER at the organ.


Mrs. Robert NUELLE, Mrs. Noah HERMIE and Mrs. John ANDERSON, Earl COERS, Harold WETZELL and Lloyd NEWLON.



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